Watching desperate polar bears searching for ice is truly heartbreaking

This beautiful video shows something terrible: How polar bears now have to swim for incredibly long distanceslooking for ice to hunt their prey without being seen. Many of them drown. Some get back to land and die later, exhausted and starved. All thanks to the collapse of the northern ice sheets. » 6/21/14 8:40pm 6/21/14 8:40pm

Veteran tells how killing a young German soldier haunted him for life

In this day of remembrance for all of those who fought for this country—and others too—I thought it would be good to hear the heartbreaking story of Joseph Robertson, a World War II veteran who had to kill a young German soldier face to face, during the Battle of the Bulge. Listen—and think. » 5/26/14 7:23pm 5/26/14 7:23pm

The stark difference between the rich and the poor, side by side

The line is so thin yet the gap is so big. This ad campaign, Erase the Differences, shows how wealthy people and poor communities can literally live right next to each other but experience such different lives. You'd think the images are Photoshopped but they're just aerial photographs of real life living situations… » 5/16/14 1:49am 5/16/14 1:49am

Dang, people don't notice the homeless even when they're family members

To most people living in cities around the world, the homeless have essentially become invisible. They blend into the streets, they're background noise, they're just a part of the fabric of a city like buildings and street lights and crosswalks. Only... they're human. Just like us. To prove how invisible the homeless… » 4/23/14 8:18pm 4/23/14 8:18pm

10 animals that might become extinct in the next 10 years

Chances are you won't see these rare animals at the local zoo because their population is down to the last hundreds. In some cases, it's much worse than that with only a couple left. Some of these animals you've never heard of but others on the verge of extinction are related to animals you know and love—like certain… » 4/21/14 8:18pm 4/21/14 8:18pm

This drone footage showing the aftermath of a fire is so heartbreaking

A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It's an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused by the fire's wrath. It looks like a set of… » 4/17/14 2:04am 4/17/14 2:04am

Crying baby seal found lost in Swedish city

Some people found a baby seal crying for attention far away from the open sea, in the city of Sundsvall, in eastern Sweden. Apparently, instead of calling some emergency service, they just filmed her with their cellphones. A sad sign of the times, I guess. So eventually she was like "wtf, screw you humans," went back… » 4/12/14 2:00am 4/12/14 2:00am

Neat trick instantly turns happy songs into sad songs and vice versa

Here's a fun little musical experiment from The Gregory Brothers. They flipped major and minor keys in popular songs to transform previously happy songs into sad ones and turn old depressing sad songs into happy ones. It sends your brain in a tizzy when you hear the words of songs you recognize but see them in a whole… » 3/26/14 10:49pm 3/26/14 10:49pm

Meet the people who would leave Earth and take a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One, the program that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything… » 3/05/14 10:46pm 3/05/14 10:46pm